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Jackson Creek Nature Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.2 mile 2.0 kilometer point to point
82% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 559' 170 m
Descent: -7' -2 m
High: 2,894' 882 m
Low: 2,336' 712 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 16% (9°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Bruce Hope

A gentle climb under a thick canopy along seasonal Jackson Creek.

Bruce Hope

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek

This trail is closed to bikes. Bikes should use the adjacent bike trail.

The trails are open year-round but can get muddy (or snowy) in places during the winter.

The trails are used by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians, so please observe proper trail etiquette. A few trails are reserved for mountain biking (these are usually signed as such), so please don’t hike on these.

There are no potable water sources in the park or along the trails – be sure to bring plenty of

Need to Know

There are no fees to use this park. There are seven designated parking areas throughout the park, each with room for 5 to 12 cars. They are located near clusters of trail heads. Some have chemical toilets but most have no amenities beyond a parking space. Very useful paper trails maps are sometimes available at the parking area kiosks but can also be obtained online.

Description

This shady, meandering 1.3-mile foot traffic-only trail connects Parking Area P-3 on Norling Road with Sofie's Trail, the Jackson Ridge Trail, and the upper end of the Jackson Creek Bike Trail (an old road closed to motorized vehicles). It features an active creek in the spring, lush, cool vegetation in the summer, and colorful foliage in the fall.

Flora & Fauna

Watch out for ticks in the spring, rattlesnakes (rare) in the warmer months, and poison oak all year-round. Consider these nuisances if you let your dog off-leash.

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Land Manager: City of Jacksonville, OR

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Climbing Sofie's Trail
Sep 9, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
Sunlight penetrates the canopy along the Jackson Creek Nature Trail
Sep 9, 2018 near Jackson…, OR
Thick vegetation along the Jackson Creek Nature Trail
Sep 9, 2018 near Jackson…, OR

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